Cloning only on pronounced areas?

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  05 May 2018
Cloning only on pronounced areas?

Hi there,

I'm cloning over a simple plane with a displacer deformer. The displacer is to make the plane irregular and kind of a mountain shape.
Next, I'm making the plane editable and selecting the most pronounced parts of the plane in order to store a selection for the areas I want my clones applied. It's sort of snow on a mountain.
Everything is working fine, but I wonder if there's a way to skip the make editable part. Maybe I can generate a map that catches the taller parts of the plane and that generates a map for me?

Last edited by dsp_418 : 05 May 2018 at 11:31 PM.
  05 May 2018
Clone visibility based on altitude can be controlled with a Terrain Mask shader in a Shader Effector. For manual control you can create a selection using a Correction deformer and drag the tag into the Object field on the Cloner.
  05 May 2018
Thank you, Darter!

Both great solution, and actually combining them it's perfect for what I'm doing.
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